Are antacids and acid blockers really a cure?


Heartburn and acid reflux affect millions of us every day. Are you taking antacids or acid blocker medications? They seem to help symptomatically but are they safe to take long-term?
Researchers at Stanford University recently found that people taking acid blockers have 16-21% increased risk of heart attack.

In addition, these types of medications block your production of acid that’s needed for digestion and absorption of important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, zinc and magnesium that the body needs for good health. This may also set you up for food sensitivities and gastrointestinal inflammation. Antacids are an obstacle to healing, and now we know they can affect your overall health. Fortunately, there’s a better way. You can treat your reflux without unwanted side effects.

I’m Dr. Tim Kuhlman, a naturopathic physician at Chehalis Naturopathic Medicine. I help patients wean off acid blockers and help them with their digestive problems using a treatment plan customized to their particular needs. One of my favorite ways to treat or prevent heartburn is to use plant medicines. They strengthen your digestion and are anti-inflammatory to protect against stomach acid damage in a natural and safe manner.

Get a customized solution to your health problems.
Call now at 360-996-4761 for an appointment to resolve your heartburn and acid reflux.